Tag Archives: Diesel

Audi CEO arrested in Germany over dieselgate

Audi CEO Rupert Stadler has been arrested in Germany in relation to the dieselgate scandal, according to multiple reports. The German authorities took Stadler into custody over concerns that he would suppress evidence. Munich prosecutors said Stadler's arrest was not made at the request of the U.S. Instead, it appears to be part of German prosecutors'...

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VW Group ousts CEO, names Diess as replacement, announces restructuring

Volkswagen Group has ousted CEO Matthias Müller and replaced him with Herbert Diess, previously CEO of the Volkswagen brand within the larger 12-brand corporation. The move is part of an effort to reorganize the company to do business more efficiently, the company said. VW Group will reorganized into six business areas and the China region, which is VW...

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VW CEO says a diesel renaissance is coming

Many executives are gone. More than $30 billion dollars have been spent in legal battles, retro-fits, and recalls. Yet on Monday we learned that Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller believes there is a coming "diesel renaissance." "Diesel will see a renaissance in the not-too-distant future because people who drove diesels will realize that it was a very...

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Just kidding, Porsche isn’t done with diesels yet

Maybe the executives at Porsche need to schedule a meeting so they can all get their stories straight. Recently, we reported that the German automaker was moving up its timetable to axe the diesel engine from its lineup. Their original plan seemed to have the oil burner powerplants running through the decade. Then came word that Porsche decided to remove...

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Volkswagen settles Dieselgate lawsuit ahead of trial

Volkswagen AG settled a lawsuit with more than 300 owners days before a potentially embarrassing trial in the U.S., Reuters reported last week. According to the report, Volkswagen reached a settlement Friday with David Doar, a North Carolina man, and similar owners after a judge rejected a request by the automaker to delay the trial. Lawyers for Volkswagen...

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Report: FCA plans to kill diesel cars by 2022, future for engines is cloudy

The future for diesel-powered passenger cars is a little hazier now. A week after Porsche announced it would stop offering diesels in its SUVs, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will propose similar action in its small passenger cars, according to a report by the Financial Times. The report indicated that FCA will announce its plan to drop small diesels by 2022 in...

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2018 Ford F-150 diesel video preview

Long haulers know that there's nothing quite like an oil-burner under the hood. The instant torque and long-legged nature of diesel trucks has endeared itself to heavy-duty buyers for a long time. But a diesel powertrain has escaped the most popular light-duty pickup in North America. Until now. The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke diesel is here. DON'T MISS...

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2018 Ford F-150 diesel video preview

Long haulers know that there's nothing quite like an oil-burner under the hood. The instant torque and long-legged nature of diesel trucks has endeared itself to heavy-duty buyers for a long time. But a diesel powertrain has escaped the most popular light-duty pickup in North America. Until now. The 2018 Ford F-150 Power Stroke diesel is here. DON'T MISS...

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Power to the people: Diesel BMW 5-Series headed to the States, on sale next month

We'll stop short of saying diesel has been resurrected, but reports of the oil-burner's demise may have been premature. This month, the EPA certified for sale the 2018 BMW 540d xDrive and rated the diesel-powered sedan at 26 mpg city, 36 highway, 30 combined. It will go on sale in the U.S. in February and cost $62,995, including destination. A spokeswoman...

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